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Licensing my blog content as CC BY SA 3.0 Unported

I am licensing all of my blog content past, present, and ongoing under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY SA) free content license.  This includes my content published by the excellent WordPress engine at, and my content at (deprecated).

This has been on my mind for a while, and in a discussion with Mel after she did the same thing, I realized it was time to fish or cut bait.

The bottom line is, I don’t know what value my content can bring beyond what it’s done for me already, and I’ll never know unless I assign the rights so that others can reuse or build on my work.  I am specifically not using the no-commercial use (NC) variant of the CC license; most of my reasoning is inline with this article from

If there any bad actors who would use the free content license in away against my interests or preferences, I have to figure that i) they would do it anyway and regardless of my licensing, and ii) who am I so paranoid of?

Seriously, when you have a choice to spread peace, love, and understanding or fear, hatred, and doubt … choose love.